two phones?

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  1. Deafjeff

    Deafjeff Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and I do miss FaceTime on my iPhone very much. Stephen came up with an idea that I could use my 02 pay to go sim card for my iPhone so I can receive FaceTime via 3G airwave and use Samsung Galaxy as my main phone for texting, internet and emails.

    Basically, I am wondering if it is silly to have two phones with me everywhere?
     
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    well i have to as i have my work and personal mobile phone :wiggle:
     
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    I also have work phone!

    Unless I could sell both phones and go for iPhone 5 :unsure:
     
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    so that would be 3 then....:unsure: suck it up and go for an iPhone, if you don't like the 5 go for the 4S :yes:
    I absolutely love facetime and it has given me a lot of comfort seeing Daniel is alright at Uni! also use it to keep up with my nephew and niece.
     
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    Already have iPhone 4S lol! Sigh...
     
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    You know I think you have to buy yourself a lovely shiny iPad lol. Ok it's not as small as a phone but you get the facetime.
    What about getting Skype? I'm not sure if it's compatible with the S3 :confused:

    :wiggle:
     
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    Ive tried this a few times and its never worked out. Its such a faff in the end

    A year ago I thought I wanted a smaller phone than the iphone and that lasted a week, then I added the iphone back and in the end I just ditched the small phone.

    although Im bored with iphones, if you work out what you need and then get the phone that has everything you need not necessarily whats most exciting

    I really needed imessage so all the fancy new phones did me no good and I always came back to the iphone
     
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    Hi I use FaceTime regular with my Deaf parents and friends. I like to be able to customise the phone also!

    Granted there are third party apps but the quality is nowhere near FaceTime quality tbh.

    So I'm wondering if I could have the best of both world by having iPhone 4S and S3.

    Or to sell both and get iPhone 5 as the screen size is quite good. If I have a choice to keep one phone it would be iPhone (FaceTime)

    Jeff
     
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    you could just keep it...... :tongue:
     
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    GASP! The very thought!
     
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    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    I thought you didn't like the iPhone 5 :unsure:
     
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    Yeah but no, yeah but no, yeah but no....
     
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    I used to carry two phones, one for work and one for my private use. It really wasn't so bad.

    I honestly don't understand why you need two personal phones though? I'm not exactly "up" on phone technology though, so that's no surprise. :D
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but how does a deaf person use a cell phone? Is there some sort of interpreter built in so that when someone speaks it is translated to either sign language or words on the screen?
     
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    A good question. We use it for text, emails and FaceTime. We also use mobile to access Internet etc.
     
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    Ah I see. I would personally sell both phones and get the iPhone 5. If it doesn't work out then at least you know. There is always going to be a new phone out and I would imagine it won't be long before the androids have something along the lines of facetime. :rolleyes:

    :wiggle:
     
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    Chris said what about Skype or google voice and there is another one called foyo not sure if that's how you spell it :sorry: he's not tried the last one though.
     
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    I think the problem is, once you've tried some of the apple stuff like imessage/facetime, it's *SOOOOOO* good that other solutions just don't feel nearly as nice and of course you have to go to all your apple friends and say I cant use facetime any more, can you install and use skype instead (which they may do but wont really want to).
     
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    I agree also I was out with Stephen doing some sofa shopping and my parents called me via FaceTime which was so nice. As it used to be tied to WIFI only but now wherever. It is quite liberating!
     

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